Under best-case scenario, Rays' Jake McGee could return May 5
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There is a chance that Rays pitcher Jake McGee returns by May 5
to face the Red Sox, according to MLB.com.
McGee, who has been recovering from elbow surgery, is scheduled to make rehab appearances on Tuesday and Friday. He said that if everything goes well, there's a chance he could be back with the Rays for a May 5 start in Boston.
If not, that day will be treated as another rehab start.
"My velo is good," McGee said. "Everything depends on location and recovery."
Alex Colome earns win in second Triple-A rehab start
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Rays pitcher Alex Colome
made the second start of his minor-league injury rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham on Sunday.
Colome earned the win, allowing one run over six innings. He gave up four hits and walked no one, striking out six.
Colome threw 45 strikes in 63 pitches and lowered his ERA to 1.93
Royals' Kelvin Herrera suffers first loss of year
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Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera
suffered his first loss of the year on Sunday, in the completion of a suspended game from Friday night.
Herrera entered to start the ninth inning and got two quick outs, including a strikeout. He then allowed two walks, a wild pitch and a walk-off single to take the loss. It was the first run allowed this season by Herrera, in eight appearances spanning seven and two thirds innings.
David Robertson picks up win in relief for White Sox
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News: David Robertson
moved to 2-0 with a win over Kansas City in the completion of a suspended game on Sunday. The two teams played the ninth inning of Friday's game, which was postponed due to rain.
Robertson pitched a scoreless, hitless inning, striking out three. He was the pitcher of record when the White Sox put across the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
Royals' Greg Holland cleared to begin throwing on Sunday
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Royals pitcher Greg Holland
has been cleared to begin throwing, per the Kansas City Star
. Holland is on the 15-day disabled list with a pectoral strain.
Holland was scheduled to begin throwing on Sunday by playing catch.
White Sox call up Scott Carroll, Daniel Webb, DFA Eric Surkamp
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With a suspended game, followed by a regularly-scheduled game on Sunday, the White Sox made several roster
Reliever Scott Carroll was called up from Triple-A Charlotte. He'll take the place of Matt Albers, who was placed on the disabled list.
To make room for Carroll on the 40-man roster, the Sox designated LHP Eric Surkamp for assignment.
In addition, since the White Sox will be playing two games on Sunday, the team took advantage of the 26th man rule to call up pitcher Daniel Webb for the second game.
Royals call up Aaron Brooks for game two on Sunday
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The Royals will call up LHP Aaron Brooks after the completion
of the suspended game on Sunday, and prior to the start of the regularly scheduled second game. The Royals will take advantage of the rule allowing an extra man for double headers.
Brooks was 0-2, 4.70 at Triple-A Omaha this season.
Tigers' Al Alburquerque may have sinus infection
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Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque
will see a doctor on Sunday to evaluate the illness that has been bothering him. The Tigers suspect that Alburquerque may have a sinus infection, per MLB.com
In his last appearance, Alburquerque gave up four runs in two innings on Friday.
Mariners promote Roenis Elias, option Lucas Luetge
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The Mariners called up pitcher Roenis Elias
from Triple-A Tacoma Sunday, optioning pitcher Lucas Luetge
to Tacoma in a corresponding move.
Elias is set to start Sunday's game against the Twins in place of Hisashi Iwakuma, who is on the disabled list with a lat injury. Elias went 10-12 with a 3.85 ERA and 143:64 K:BB ratio in 163 2/3 innings across 29 starts for the Mariners last season.
Twins closer Glen Perkins notches fourth save of the year
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Twins closer Glen Perkins
worked a nearly perfect ninth inning in Minnesota's 8-5 win over the Mariners Saturday, leading to his fourth save of the season.
Perkins allowed one hit on an infield single by Willie Bloomquist, but finished things off by getting Austin Jackson to groundout to third base. Perkins lowered his ERA to 1.29 in seven innings of work with seven strikeouts and no walks.